Elizabeth Economy is a Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies at the US Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of The River Runs Black, an examination of the environmental challenges to China's future.
Consultant on international affairs to the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE) and a program affiliate of the Program on Non-Violent Sanctions and Cultural Survival (PONSACS) at Harvard University.
French President Emmanuel Macron has drawn criticism for describing NATO as brain dead and pursuing a rapprochement with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But now that a wayward America could abandon the continent at any moment, Macron's argument for European defense autonomy is difficult to refute.
Reaping the digital revolution’s benefits, and avoiding its pitfalls, will require the world to manage an unprecedented structural transformation for which it is woefully unprepared. A comprehensive investigation into the implications of the digital revolution is thus urgently needed.